Author Archives: James Hill

President Mitsui sets “Fireside Chats”

By James Hill|September 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – Do you feel passionate about Portland Community College’s future? Then Mark Mitsui wants to have a chat with you. Throughout October, the PCC President will visit each campus and many of the college’s centers for “Fireside Chats:

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PCC Welding Program Goes to Newberg High School

By James Hill|November 30, 2016

NEWBERG, Ore. – Portland Community College and Newberg High School have joined forces to reactivate a welding program that will serve the community and give students a running start in a healthy job market. When winter term begins Jan. 9,

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PCC Student Wins Scholarship to Learn Turkish in Turkey

By James Hill|May 2, 2016

Portland Community College student Isabelle McRae has focused her education on international studies and hopes to someday be a translator. This summer, she is taking steps toward her goals as the first-ever PCC student to earn a prestigious Critical Language

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PCC Foundation Raises $430,000 for Scholarships

By James Hill|April 22, 2016

Portland Community College Foundation President Marion Levitan welcomed guests to the PCC Foundation’s 5th annual gala on Saturday, April 16 at the Portland Hilton Hotel. The event raised a record amount of more than $430,000 for scholarships and success initiatives. In

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Semana de la Raza Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By James Hill|April 7, 2016

It’s a week in honor of Latino culture, advocacy and celebration at the college’s Rock Creek Campus BEAVERTON, Ore. – From April 18-23, Portland Community College is hosting the 10th Annual Semana de la Raza (“Latinx: Communities Transcending Beyond Borders.”).

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NASA Scholarships for 3, Space Grants for 27 More

By James Hill|October 22, 2015

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is applying booster thrust to the science careers of three Portland Community College students. Three of the 160 national NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars that the space agency is recognizing are from PCC.

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PCC Reaches out to Antarctica

By James Hill|October 19, 2015

Portland Community College has a district as big as Rhode Island and its training reaches as far away as Antarctica. Yes, Antarctica. This summer, the Institute for Health Professions (IHP) through the college’s CLIMB Center for Advancement served as the

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PCC Computer Students Win Cash!

By James Hill|May 12, 2015

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Portland Community College student and Beaverton resident Eric Thomas, 22, is hacking his way to a better future. His team, named aptly Brain Storm, recently won top prize, or Best of Show, at the Portland hackathon called

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